Watanabe Kurouchi Nakiri 165mm
Sinichi Watanabe is a sixth generation blacksmith forging high quality out of Niigata Japan.
Watanabe Pro Series knives are forged out of Aogami 2 (blue 2) steel and heat treated very hard to 63-65 hrc giving these knives longer edge life and a nice feel when sharpening. Considered a "workhorse" knife, they are stiff at the spine but have a nice taper and still remain very thin behind the edge. Fitted with octagonal Enju and buffalo horn handles.
Edge length: 165mm
Height at heel: 52.1mm
Spine thickness above heel: 3.51mm